Dear Fellow Business
Sometimes we take for granted what an amazing machine the human body
is. If you really think about, it's incredible that any of us
survive as long as we do, considering the way we abuse it at
time. This month's Newsletter talks about how to take care of it
by giving it the proper fuel it requires and deserves. Appreciate
your body and do something good for it.
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To Your Health,
Eat Right, Live Well
1. The usual food
and drink of a person or animal.
2. A regulated
selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
used, enjoyed, or provided regularly: subsisted on a diet of detective
during his vacation.
1. Of or relating
to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an
b. Sweetened with a
noncaloric sugar substitute.
3. Designed to
reduce or suppress the appetite:
We have all heard the
old saying "you are what you eat". Now, as
childish and silly as this sounds, there is
to it. The human body
is not a machine that only requires a tune up and oil change from time
to time. This amazing living organism that
each of us
posses operates by means of so many electrical and chemical reactions
If you are familiar with
the concept of a wet cell battery, think of the body as such. Electrical signals regulated by the pacemaker
cause the heart to beat, and the actual pressure within the body
blood flow to and from the heart. Now,
all of these reactions have to be powered and that is where what we
put in our bodies dictates how well and for how long our bodies will
last. Cell walls are dependent on good
rebuild, just as the muscles are dependent on protein (amino acids) to
and things such as calcium to contract. There
are thousands and thousands of details that
could be given about
each and every one of these processes and their end product, but what
need to remember is that unlike a car, we can't just replace things
breakdown. The human body is meant to
last due to how we prevent the breakdowns from occurring.
Preventive maintenance is the key.
more active someone is, the more some of us
travel and work all take tolls on our bodies. Usually,
when we travel a lot we suffer from bad
diets, lack of proper
sleep, stress, etc. and these things slow down the rebuilding of
and body parts. So, when traveling,
especially for work, you may not be able to help the amount of time you
sleep, or adjust to the time changes as easily as you would like. Plus,
not even be able to exercise as regularly as you would like. The one thing that is in your control is what
you choose to eat. What you choose to
use as fuel for your body during these demanding times is so very
take the time to put high quality fuel into your furnace and keep your
working at its full potential.
Things to keep in
More Helpful Information
There are so many wonderful
resources available online for this topic, we hardly know where to
begin. But here are just a quick few that we really like to get
The American Cancer Society has a great page about nutrition.
Check out their Eat
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has a good page on Healthy
HealthyEating.org is a good resource for helping to make choices about
nutrition. Check out their New Food
Web MD is always full of useful information. Here is another
great page from them about Health